This 6-night package includes roundtrip airfare from the USA (Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston or Honolulu) to Sydney, Australia with a free stop in Auckland New Zealand; 3-night stay at the Crowne Plaza Auckland, half day of city sightseeing including a scenic cruise on Auckland’s famous harbor and airfare from Auckland to Sydney; 3-night stay at the Rydges World Square hotel, a half day of city sightseeing including a stop at the Opera House and Harbour Bridge and a visit to stunning Bondi Beach; breakfast daily; roundtrip airport transfers in Auckland and Sydney — courtesy of Monograms and Air New Zealand.
Fox World Travel is pleased to announce George Kalka has joined Fox’s business travel sales team.
Kalka has been named the Senior Director of Global Sales. In his role, he will join the Fox World Travel sales team and partner with stakeholders across the organization to focus on large market opportunities nationally, particularly in the eastern United States and Ohio.
A highly-respected leader, Kalka has worked in the hospitality and travel industry for more than 15 years serving in regional, national and executive sales roles. In a prior position as Fox’s Senior Director of Account Management, he directed the implementation of global travel programs, integrated Fox’s meeting management and client solutions teams, and delivered commercial technology solutions to the company’s business travel customers.
“I’m thrilled to bring Fox’s proven multinational travel management solutions to organizations in the eastern U.S., providing cost reductions and industry-leading technology while enriching the service provided to their travelers,” Kalka stated. “I’m proud to work with an experienced team at Fox that’s passionate about helping customers achieve expert travel management.”
Fox World Travel is excited to announce that the Big Sale is Back! Now through January 20, enjoy special offers and exclusive savings from some of our top travel partners, including Funjet Vacations, Apple Vacations, Globus Family of Brands, Celebrity Cruises, Royal Caribbean Line and Holland America Line. Vacations to destinations worldwide are on sale and you’ll discover a number of added values.
We recommend contacting a travel agent to make sure you’re getting the best value and vacation that’s right for you!
Two Fox World Travel consultants earned the distinction of being top agents for Hawaiian vacations by Hyatt Resorts.
Carri Kersten, Manitowoc, and Barb Anderson, Brookfield, earned a place in the Hyatt Hawaii Five-O Program, which celebrates the top 50 travel agents of the year—worldwide. Both agents were chosen because of their superior effort and partnership with Hyatt Resorts in Hawaii.
Kersten has been in the travel industry since 1988, where she uses her own diverse travel experiences to help clients plan memorable vacations. Her favorite vacation destination is Hawaii, which lead her to become a certified Hawaiian Islands Destination Specialist. Her other specialties include Cancun, the Rivera Maya and Europe River Cruising.
Anderson is a travel specialist with more than 20 years of experience. She specializes in planning trips to Europe, Mexico, the Caribbean and Hawaii—Hawaii being her favorite. She has traveled to Hawaii more than 15 times and explored each of the islands giving her first-hand knowledge about the destination she can share with her clients.
Karisma Hotels & Resorts hosted their 9th annual Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant Awards and Sales and Marketing Forum at El Dorado Royale in December.
Lisa Pease, Fox World Travel agent, Branch Manager, Sheboygan, and Gourmet Inclusive® Vacation Consultant with Fox World Travel, took home three impressive awards at this year’s event:
- Five Diamond Award
- Top Selling Storefront Agent in the U.S.
- Top 10 Producers of El Dorado Spa Resorts and Hotels
“I am honored to represent Fox World Travel at one the most prestigious events in the industry,” said Pease. “Karisma Resorts epitomize everything I believe in—a quality luxury product, impeccable service, loyalty and an honest commitment to the customer.”
Launched in 2008, the Gourmet Inclusive Vacation Consultant Program is limited to an elite group of travel agents who have met specific standards and requirements to exceed extremely high expectations with regard to customer service and support. In addition to honoring the industry’s top performing travel professionals at the event, Karisma provided updates on the company’s recent developments and expansions.
After a rigorous evaluation process, Concur named Fox World Travel a Concur Certified Travel Management Company. Concur, the world’s leading provider of integrated travel and expense management services and solutions, awarded 11 of approximately 300 US agencies with this new distinction.
The program recognizes expertise in Concur support, administration and implementation. The evaluation process included an audit of specific Concur processes and procedures at Fox.
According to Julie Deppe, Director of Travel Technology, the evaluation measured on-time implementations, efficient case management and training attendance. “We are thrilled to be one of just 11 US TMC’s to achieve this distinction with Concur,” she said. “The designation represents the confidence our customers already have in us as we implement and support Concur Travel.”
In addition to being a Concur Travel Certified TMC, Fox World Travel is also a preferred partner of Concur, offering business travelers reliable online booking solutions.
Introducing the Harmony of the Seas® – the newest addition to Royal Caribbean’s award-winning Oasis Class fleet. The world’s biggest ship with the world’s best features just got even better.
There’s no turning back once you take the plunge 10 stories into the mysteries of the deep on the tallest slide at sea, Ultimate Abyss, as well as the exhilarating multilevel Perfect Storm slides. They’ve also reimagined and enhanced the unique experiences that have made Royal Caribbean the best cruise line overall 12 years in a row. As the kids explore Splashaway Bay, take a tree-lined stroll through Central Park, or find your own haven in any of the other seven iconic neighborhoods. Sip a post-dinner cocktail crafted by a robot in the unique Bionic Bar, or sit back and watch for the first time at sea, Broadway’s hit Musical Grease. Share every moment with not just family onboard, but friends back home with VOOM – the fastest interest at sea.
A few of our Fox World Travel Vacation Travel Consultants along with Vice President, Brian Hurley had the pleasure of seeing this ship up close and personal for the inaugural sailing of the Harmony of the Seas. Below are some of the awesome photos they took!
Congratulations to our own Emily Wright, Client Solutions Manager, on being recognized by GBTA Wisconsin with the Don Draves Founder’s Award for her commitment to the success of the organization and its members. Presenting the award to Emily is another familiar face, Jesse Funk, Client Solutions Manager with Fox World Travel and Immediate Past President of GBTA Wisconsin.
Jesse and Emily have used their expertise and industry experience to serve Wisconsin travel industry professionals by holding a variety of GBTA Wisconsin positions over the last several years. Congratulations, Emily!
To learn about our Business Travel Services, we invite you to explore our web site!
The Super Sale with Apple Vacations is back this fall. Now through November 24, you can contact a Fox World Travel Vacation Travel Consultant or book online to take advantage of some of the biggest savings of the season on winter vacations to Mexico, Caribbean, Central America and Hawaii. Fox World Travel is featuring non-stop charter flight packages to Mexico and Caribbean from Milwaukee, but can help arrange travel from cities nationwide.
As much as we hate to think about it, the winter business travel season is quickly approaching. Winter means snow, ice and frigid temperatures—all of which could lead to travel disruptions.
The best time to plan for business travel disruptions is now, before they happen. Developing a plan that leverages your travel management company (TMC) is a great place to start.